Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

One of my favorite things about the weekends is making breakfast for the family.  My husband and daughter love the grits that I make, but personally  I’m a huge fan of pancakes.  Whenever we go out to eat for breakfast, that’s what I always end up getting.  Look at them, all golden and fluffy.  How can anyone resist?

Well, I can’t.  So, when my cousin and her kids came to stay with us over the weekend, I wanted to make something a little special for breakfast.  I was looking for a good recipe, and came across this one and made some adjustments.  They were absolutely delicious.  My husband actually sent me a text message from the living room this morning just saying, “Pancakes?”  Of course.  When my non-foodie hubby specially requests these, I’m more than happy to make them.  My dad says IHOP ain’t got nuthin on me…but I think he might just be sucking up to the future chef.

As I’ve said before, my toddler is the ultimate taste tester.  She normally eats one pancake when I pop the frozen ones in the microwave, but after scarfing one down this morning, she started asking for more.  She ate a whole second pancake.  Such a little piglet, but I was happy to give her another one.  These pancakes are thick and fluffy, just the way they’re supposed to be.  Smother them with butter and syrup?  Now that’s what I call a special breakfast!

Fluffy Pancakes Recipe:

1 cup buttermilk

1 1/4 cups flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg, vanilla, and butter into buttermilk. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and whisk until most lumps are gone.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until lightly browned on the other side.

**Make some variations!  Add blueberries, chopped strawberries or bananas, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, the options are endless!

Homemade Pancake Syrup Recipe:

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon maple flavoring

2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water.  Bring to a boil, cook and stir for two minutes.  Remove from heat, stir in maple flavoring and butter.  Refrigerate leftovers.


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